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Mortgage Companies

The table below lists mortgage companies that have granted mortgages on straw bale buildings listed in the Registry (sorted by state/province).

This is NOT an endorsement of any of the companies listed.

Mortgage Company/AgentCityStateCountry
ATB Financial (Alberta Treasury Branch - they asked for 40% downpayment)OnowayABCanada
TD Canada TrustCalgaryABCanada
TD bank Stony PlainABCanada
TD canada truststony plainABCanada
Treasury BranchCochaneABCanada
Royal BankChestermereABCanada
Royal Bank Cochrane AB Scott GrattidgeMountainview countyABCanada
Construction - Gibraltar Mortgage, Calgary Long Term - Alta WestDidsburyABCanada
PrivateDidsburyABCanada
cmchBASSANOABCanada
Alaska Housing Finance CorporationEsterAKUnited States
ChaseGadsdenALUnited States
GMAC, Madera Realty and Mortgage Bob Tracy, tracy@madera.com (520)325-2607TucsonAZUnited States
M & I Mortgage Corp DeweyAZUnited States
M & I BankPauldenAZUnited States
M&I BankVailAZUnited States
Desert Hills BankCornvilleAZUnited States
CountryWideHerefordAZUnited States
Current Mortgage Company: Refinanced in 2012 with National Bank of Arizona, currently loan is serviced by Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC. Refinanced in October 2002 with Pacific Republic Mortgage Corp., Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. has taken over the loan. PrElgin (Canelo)AZUnited States
ChaseTucsonAZUnited States
CitimortgageVailAZUnited States
Private lenderCamp VerdeAZUnited States
National City MortgageTucsonAZUnited States
owner carryCamp VerdeAZUnited States
Permaculture Credit Union, www.pcuonline.org, Don SarichTucsonAZUnited States
Permaculture Credit Union out of Santa Fe, NMTombstoneAZUnited States
Not yetHolbrookAZUnited States
Now paid off.TucsonAZUnited States
Wells Fargo bankChino Valley AZUnited States
National Bank of ArizonaFlagstaffAZUnited States
Rudolf Steiner FoundationPhoenixAZUnited States
Washington Federal SavingsVailAZUnited States
Equity Loan National Bank of ArizonaKingmanAzUnited States
Commercial Federal/ new home construction TucsonAzUnited States
Commercial Federal/ new home construction TucsonAzUnited States
Saxon Mortgage Dallas TexasCamp VerdeazUnited States
National Bank Of Az. Cottonwood Az.RimrockAz.United States
funded by Rotary International for a total of $16,00 usdDesa Nawa KertiBaliIndonesia
funded by Rotary International for a total of $16,00 usdDesa Nawa KertiBaliIndonesia
TD Canada Trust - Salmon Arm Deep CreekBCCanada
Salmon Arm Savings & Credit Union (250)832-8011 Mortgaged on land, not the house.Salmon ArmBCCanada
Nelson & District Credit Union - Eastshore BranchCrawford BayBC Canada
Credit Agricole (farmer's french bank)St Brieuc des IffsBZHFrance
Presently CENLAR Mortgage.ShingletownCAUnited States
No bank mortgage. Blood, sweat, tears, fun kids, and many helpful friends and family.Nevada CityCAUnited States
Minaret Mortgage, Mammoth Lakes, CABig PineCAUnited States
12 month Construction Loan with rollover to regular mortgage when complete Terry Phenecie Valley Financial (RBC subsidiary) 1-800-972-5626 / www.solarhomefinancing.comEl SobranteCAUnited States
House was and still is mortgaged, but we self-financed the addition of the strawbale art studio.San JoseCAUnited States
AgFirst Farm Credit BankSan MiguelCAUnited States
"Sustainable Building" grant funding from California Integrated Waste Management Board utilized.OjaiCAUnited States
CBLX; Oak Valley Community Bank; Florencia Baldwin SonoraCAUnited States
Coast Commercial BankScotts ValleyCAUnited States
Charter Pacific Lending AuburnCAUnited States
Los Padres BankAtascaderoCAUnited States
HSBC CapitolaCAUnited States
Colusa Production Credit Association Randy 530-458-2163 Hamilton CityCAUnited States
Butte Community Bank, Corning, CACorningCAUnited States
Bank of AmericaAndersonCAUnited States
IndyMacBig Bear CityCAUnited States
Bank of AmadorIoneCAUnited States
Washington Mutual KenwoodCAUnited States
Wells FargoHemetCAUnited States
Episcopal Church, Diocese of Northern California WillitsCAUnited States
HealdsburgCAUnited States
Umpqua BankSheep RanchCAUnited States
Washington Mutual Construction Loan - Canyon NationalSky ValleyCAUnited States
Washington Mutual Original mortgager: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc.MariposaCAUnited States
Valley Financial/Teri Phenicie/Bank OneCoarsegoldCAUnited States
In processGrass ValleyCaUnited States
Countrywide..sold to Provident FundingLaguna BeachCaUnited States
Accredited Home MortgagePenrynCaUnited States
Vandenberg Federal Credit UnionLos AlamosCaUnited States
Capitol Commerce Mortgage Laguna BeachCaUnited States
cash buyerPaso RoblesCaUnited States
local bankSonoraCaUnited States
Indymac BankPaso RoblesCaUnited States
Santa Cruz Community Credit Union's special Granny Unit Loan Program with the City of Santa Cruz Andrea KronhingerSatna CruzCA United States
Indy Mac lending Bank.MariposaCA United States
Unifirst Mortgage Jeanie Peck Grand Junction, CO LouisvilleCOUnited States
USAA then US BankBellvueCOUnited States
We are still moving into our final mortgage - Yampa Valley Bank, Steamboat Springs, COClarkCOUnited States
Wells FargoParkerCOUnited States
Wells FargoCarbondaleCOUnited States
was mortgaged- paid loan off with reverse mortgagePueblo WestCOUnited States
was mortgaged- paid loan off with reverse mortgagePueblo WestCOUnited States
Washington Mutual, 1-866-926-8937CarbondaleCOUnited States
Countrywide home loansCarbondaleCOUnited States
Gunnison Savings & LoanAlmontCOUnited States
Construction Loan with Bank of the WestSalidaCOUnited States
CountryWide They gave us a really hard time when recently trying to refinance but after we showed them another straw home in CO that they hold the mortgage on things seemed to go a lot smootherJeffersonCOUnited States
Gunnison Savings and LoanGunnisonCOUnited States
Community Banks of ColoradoCarbondaleCOUnited States
Colonial, Suter DuBose, 303-443-4427, Boulder COBoulderCOUnited States
Farmer's State BankFalconCOUnited States
still under construction loan with North Fork Bank in Hotchkiss-need to find lender for mortgage-we also purchased 3.25 acresHotchkissCOUnited States
RBMGBrightonCOUnited States
Alpine BankBreckenridgeCOUnited States
National City Mortgage, OhioParachuteCOUnited States
(Hometown Mortgage)- McKenzie Turner- Loveland,Co.LivermoreCOUnited States
Alpine BankBreckenridgeCOUnited States
SCCUCrestoneCOUnited States
Alpine Bank, CarbondaleCarbondaleCOUnited States
Aurora Services, Aurora ColoradoCarbondaleCOUnited States
AMC MortgageFort LuptonCOUnited States
Zions Bank SLC UTBoulderCOUnited States
Mortgage ServicesCrestoneCoUnited States
Wells FargoCokedaleCoUnited States
Mortgage ServicesCrestoneCoUnited States
Mortgage ServicesCrestoneCoUnited States
Mortgage ServicesCrestoneCoUnited States
Mortgage ServicesCrestoneCoUnited States
wellsfargoPaoniacoUnited States
us banksiltcoUnited States
Wells FargoCarbondaleCO United States
QuickenSalidaCO - ColoradoUnited States
Ulster BankNurneyco. CarlowIreland
The price i have spended of house inclusive all installation is 140 000$ ( Not the ground /land)Esbjerg ØDKDenmark
BankloanVester SkerningeFynDenmark
Agent Stefan Lark Aspen Mtg SanteFe, New Mexico FarmingtonGaUnited States
Security State Bank 610 Gilbert Street Charles City, IA 50616 641-228-1900BassettIAUnited States
Joan Blackmon MidAmerica Housing Partnership ( MAHP) 3351 Square D Drive Cedar Rapids IA, 52404. Phone 319 365 6247 Fax 319 862 0833WashingtonIAUnited States
Wells FargoBoiseIDUnited States
Wells FargoSagle, IdahoIDUnited States
Wells FargoSagleIDUnited States
Owner CarryBoiseIDUnited States
Colonial Saving BankTetoniaIDUnited States
family financed soon to be mortgage TetoniaIDUnited States
Idaho Independent Bank then sold to Wells FargoBoiseID United States
We are currently in the process of obtaining a mortgage through Main St. Bank and Trust. UrbanaILUnited States
trust bank of OlneyOlneyILUnited States
Farm Credit ServicesBloomfieldINUnited States
Swedbank EstoniaRoosna-Alliku vJarvaEstonia
Frontier Farm Credit, Lawrence, KansasOskaloosaKSUnited States
Farm CreditLawrenceKSUnited States
Capital City BankLawrenceKSUnited States
Back pocket job hence the slow pace of construction so farBallymahonLDIreland
Steinbach Credit UnionSteinbachMBCanada
Oakbank Credit Union. Steinbach CU no longer supports strawbale construction. Cook's CreekMBCanada
Cross Credit Union, 1200 Henderson Hwy., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 1-204-338-0365WinnipegMBCanada
Crosstown Credit Union, Winnipeg MBCartierMBCanada
C&F MortgagePasadenaMDUnited States
Sandy Spring BankCollege ParkMDUnited States
Northeast Bank, Lewiston MEOtisfieldMEUnited States
This Studio was one of the outbuildings on this parcel, purchased in August, 2003.OxfordMIUnited States
local bankLeasburgMOUnited States
USAA construction loanBeltonMOUnited States
TotalkreditKnebelMolsDenmark
First National Bank of OxfordOxfordMSUnited States
Heritage Bank HelenaMTUruguay
IndyMacTownsendMTUnited States
Mountain West Bank, Corey Crum, 406-449-2265, coreyc@mtnwestbank.com, http://www.mtnwestbank.com/HelenaMTUnited States
Whitefish Credit UnionKalispellMTUnited States
Whitefish Credit Union CharloMTUnited States
Financing construction with cash and credit cards. Debt consolidation loan to consolidate credit cards carrying construction debt. House paid off 11 Sept 2009.BelgradeMTUnited States
Whitefish Credit Union of Kalispell loaned the money to purchase the land. The house was then built on credit, and then WFCU refinanced me based on the improvements to the property, which I used to pay off the debt.KalispellMTUnited States
suntrust mortgage companymissoulamtUnited States
To be determinedQuispamsisNBCanada
Scotia Bank , ST George st, Moncton NB. Karen Goddard Colpitts SettelmentNBCanada
They did not ask if it was straw but mortgaged when completed. No appraisal was doneLeicesterNCUnited States
HomeTrust Bank Tryon NCColumbusNCUnited States
Agfirst assumed my Harvest One mortgage (Harvest One has since gone out of business) Agfirst Farm Credit Bank Secondary Mortgage Market Unit Box 100285 Columbia, SC 29202 800-858-4651Snow CampNCUnited States
Cornerstone BankBradshawNEUnited States
contact owner for more informationRaymondNEUnited States
Security First, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Burlington Credit Union, Lincoln, NebraskaLincolnNEUnited States
Local bank providing a construction loan until completed. Will need to seek long-term lender when completed.ChadronNEUnited States
Delta LloydAmsterdamNHNetherlands
RaboAmsterdamNHNetherlands
Meredith Village Bank, Meredith NH Agent, Gail Beaulieu 1.800.922.6872RumneyNHUnited States
Granite State Credit UnionGreenfieldNHUnited States
Mascoma Savings BankAndoverNHUnited States
Granite State Credit UnionPlainfieldNHUnited States
Indymac bankcamptonnhUnited States
Citicorp LamyNMUnited States
Greenpoint Mortgage 1-800-784-5566PojoaqueNMUnited States
Washington MutualYoungsvilleNMUnited States
Homebound Mortgage Amber VautierTesuqueNMUnited States
CountrywideMadridNMUnited States
Reverse Mortagage, 2011AlbuquerqueNMUnited States
Community Bank of Santa Fe Pam Trujillo 505-946-3513AlgodonesNMUnited States
construction loan with First State Bank permanent with Chase ManhattenTaosNMUnited States
Country wide home vanderwagennmUnited States
Scotiabank (Bank of Nova Scotia)GreenwoodNSCanada
Scotiabank (Bank of Nova Scotia)GreenwoodNSCanada
The Bank Of Nova-Scotia, Bob MacFadden, Greenwood NSHarmonyNSCanada
Westpac BankWelby-MittagongNSWAustralia
St. George BankGalstonNSWAustralia
In process. Construction loan through Chase MortgageVerdiNVUnited States
Mid-Country MortgageSpring CreekNVUnited States
Expect private financing upon completion.WinnemuccaNVUnited States
Wells FargoSpring CreekNVUnited States
private building loanyeringtonnvUnited States
First Niagara BankNew PaltzNYUnited States
First National Bank of Jeffersonville Jeffersonville, NYForestburghNYUnited States
NBT Bank Norwich, NYBinghamtonNYUnited States
still looking for a lender....AkronOHUnited States
Habitat for Humanity will have their own Mortgage for selected family.NelsonvilleOHUnited States
Fifth-Third BankYellow SpringsOHUnited States
United States Department of Agg 5 acres of land 6% loan. Ours is the first in the UNITED STATES to be funded by the USDA for alternative building methodsAthensOHUnited States
private mortgageSouth RiverONCanada
TD CanadaTrustCavanONCanada
The building material were payed for by donation and the labour was part of the program at Flemming.MindenONCanada
Royal Bank of CanadaNolaluOnCanada
TD Canada Trustnear MoorefieldOnCanada
Scotia BankBancroftON Canada
Farm CreditSt ThomasOn Canada
First National Trillium Mortgage 416-488-6319(Frank) KanataOntCanada
personal loanWainfleetOntCanada
Indy MacSistersORUnited States
I no longer own it, and am carrying the loan for the new owners.CorvallisORUnited States
Washington Mutual. Jeff Case. 541.608.8369MedfordORUnited States
WAMUJacksonvilleORUnited States
OSU Federal Credit Union, Corvallis, ORCorvallisORUnited States
Washington Mutual. Jeff Case. (541) 608-8369JacksonvilleORUnited States
Changes as the mortgage gets sold around the planet. Currently with IndyMac Bank. The original mortgage was owner carry on the land and all construction costs were out of pocket.AshlandORUnited States
Not yet.Central PointORUnited States
Property is for sale Owners will carry contract on 50%Jacksonville OR United States
(no comment)AshlandOregonUnited States
home equity loanOttsvillePAUnited States
Armstrong County Building and Loan Assoc., Loan Officer -StanButlerPAUnited States
Caisse Populaire DesjardinsFrontenacQcCanada
ANZ Bank FlaxtonQLDAustralia
Stadtsparkasse KaiserslauternNiederkirchenRPGermany
La Trobe Financial Services low doc construction loan by Winners Alliance 1/28 Greenhill Rd Wayville SA 5061, contact Tom Annetts.Farrell FlatSAAustralia
Self FundedLake WattereeSCUnited States
originally Bank OneRapid City SDUnited States
ROYAL BANKvanscoyskCanada
Merrill LynchChattanoogaTNUnited States
( undisclosed )SpicewoodTXUnited States
Wells FargoWimberleyTXUnited States
Texas Star Bank, Construction Van Alstyne, TxVan AlstyneTXUnited States
AustinTXUnited States
First Union Mortgage;Austin, TX; Paul McCutchenJoshuaTXUnited States
Bank OneSpicewoodTXUnited States
Home Side Johnson CityTXUnited States
Red Rock Mortgage, Kanab Ut.Big WaterUTUnited States
Construction Loan: Chase Bank (Colorado) permanent financing: Taylor Bean WhitackerBluffdaleUTUnited States
Mountain America Credit UnionMoabUTUnited States
FarWest Bank Ephraim UTAH But they'd probably never do it again.........not in this credit situation today.EscalanteUTUnited States
Wachovia MortgageFree UnionVAUnited States
Columbia NationalLovettsvilleVAUnited States
Brattleboro Savings and LoanWilmingtonVTUnited States
Hoosac Bank North Adams, MASandgateVTUnited States
Merchant's BankShelburneVTUnited States
familyCraftsburyVTUnited States
Northfield Savings Bank, Northfield, VTEast MontpeliervtUnited States
Energy Credit Union PerthWAAustralia
TimberlandKingstonWAUnited States
Original Global Credit Union; then sold to Washington Mutal, then to Wells FargoChattaroyWAUnited States
Heritage BankGreat Falls Montana (soon to be in Bellingham WA. as well)Chuck HallingstadCheck for listings Guemes IslandWAUnited States
Bank TefachotTsfatWGIsrael
Changed OnalaskaWIUnited States
Royal Bank in Gays Mills, WIgays millswiUnited States
United BankMartinsburgWVUnited States
Poca Valley Bank (farm clients largely)ElkviewWvUnited States
Rock Springs National BankPinedaleWYUnited States
Pinnacle Bank - Cheyenne, WY 637-7244BurnsWYUnited States
my credit unionCheyenneWYUnited States
CTICheyenneWy.United States
FolkesparekassenRøndeXDenmark
ASRAmsterdamxNetherlands
Credito Agricola, Sao TeotonioSao TeotonioxPortugal
ecology building societyCardiganxUnited Kingdom
Standard Bank Property Finance, Johannesburg GautengxSouth Africa
anznorth canterburyxNew Zealand
anznorth canterburyxNew Zealand



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